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Categories: Natural Proteins

Skin Elasticity
Skin Hydration
Scar Treatment

Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body; it is most commonly found in bones, tendons, teeth, skin, and scar tissue. Its main purpose is to enable the stretching of skin, while maintaining its elasticity and smooth-like texture. Collagen is primarily used to treat skin hydration, as well as issues that deal with skin elasticity, such as wrinkles and facial lines.1-2

Facial wrinkles and fine lines are caused by deterioration in the body’s natural collagen layer. In efforts to deter damaging effects, collagen peptides naturally derive from collagen and help to improve skin barrier function. This results in improved skin hydration and skin elasticity, which can also help serve as filler for scars.2-3-4

  1. Marini, A., et al. "Pycnogenol® effects on skin elasticity and hydration coincide with increased gene expressions of collagen type I and hyaluronic acid synthase in women." Skin pharmacology and physiology 25.2 (2012): 86-92
  2. Proksch E, Segger D, Degwert J, Schunck M, Zague V, Oesser S, Oral Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides Has Beneficial Effects on Human Skin Physiology: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2014;27:47-55
  3. Proksch, E., et al. "Oral intake of specific bioactive collagen peptides reduces skin wrinkles and increases dermal matrix synthesis." Skin pharmacology and physiology 27.3 (2013): 113-119
  4. Griffiths, Christopher, et al. "Restoration of collagen formation in photodamaged human skin by tretinoin (retinoic acid)." New England Journal of Medicine 329.8 (1993): 530-535
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